Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Premier of China’s State Council Li Keqiang will discuss a wide range of issues of the Russian-Chinese cooperation in St. Petersburg on Monday – from trade and energy supplies to military and technical cooperation. A number of documents are expected to be signed, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Chief of the Government Staff, Sergei Prikhodko, told reporters.

 

China's State Council Premier Li Keqiang and Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

 

According to Prikhodko, the key topics during the talks will be trade, economic and investment ties, oil and gas industry, electric power industry, nuclear power industry, transport, information technology, inter-regional and cross-border cooperation, integration in Eurasia, humanitarian ties, military and technical cooperation and the implementation of the agreements reached earlier by the two countries’ leaders.

 

“This is a serious and important event, especially in the current environment,” Prikhodko said. “We seek to diversify our cooperation with China in all areas moving beyond supplies of raw materials and related supplies.” The Russian Cabinet believes it is necessary to create additional incentives for mutual investment, developing major infrastructure projects and increasing the share of high-tech areas in cooperation between Russia and China.